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The Courtyard

Bar, Cafe, Tea Room
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2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
01799 522892
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8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
good but expensive

When visiting Saffron Walden you will pass beside the place on your way from the city car park towards the city centre. We had lunch at this place, the quality, quantity and taste of our sandwiches and soup was good and fresh, the also sell some rather rare english ales. The price of all this was... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
Daniel19721972
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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English first
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had lunch in the Courtyard Tea Rooms Saffron Walden whilst visiting this interesting town for the day. Very helpful staff who made us feel welcome and valued as customers. A good variety of lunches including jacket potatoes, sandwiches and cakes. Tucked away off passageways near to the main square it was a good find and a place we will... More 

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We sat outside on a very sunny day. My mature cheddar ploughman's was fantastic. All the food is locally sourced and tasted great, all the staff were friendly. As for other reviews mentioning the price the quality of the food easily out weighed the cost. We will be returning.

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

When visiting Saffron Walden you will pass beside the place on your way from the city car park towards the city centre. We had lunch at this place, the quality, quantity and taste of our sandwiches and soup was good and fresh, the also sell some rather rare english ales. The price of all this was rather high for a... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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140 reviews 140 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Raining but this was a great refuge.Gob -smacked when the bill had 11.56 emblazoned across the top but turned out this was the time we ordered!!!!!!!.Good tea,coffee and tea-cake ,excellent service and the bill half what the time suggested!!!!!!!!!!!! Will re visit if we come back.P.S. On the black-board Rasperry was spelt thus rather than Raspberry.Guess the Americans have reached... More 

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I have previously visited this restaurant and have enjoyed the food, but have not been overly happy with the customer service of late since it has been taken over by Tiptree. Today was a lovely day in our town and there was a lot of people about, wanting something to eat I decided to pop in here for a quick... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

My husband and I went in here today for a quick lunch. We wanted soup so didn't look at the menu. The stilton and brocalli soup was delisihious But we got a shock when we paid the bill as the cost was £10.50 that is a whopping £5.25 each bowl of soup. We have never paid this much for soup... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped here when it was raining, had to wait a while for a table as it was so busy, but the food was delicious and the afternoon tea was lovely.

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Cambridge
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had a nice afternoon tea but when we went to pay the bill we found it was not itemised and the price seemed more than expected, we queried that but was told no it was correct. We went home and telephoned to query the price again and found we had been over charged £3.00 and was told we could... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I popped in here with a friend to have a hot drink and a bit of cake on a chilly day. We got a seat straightaway and ordered our drinks. The waitress then ignored us for ages before coming and taking the food order. They have cheese scones on the menu, these are my favourite thing. I ordered one, you... More 

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UK
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198 reviews 198 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

the cakes here recently feel to have gone down in quality, they have never been the best place for cakes but the chocolate cake I had although the icing was nice the main sponge didn't taste of much. Also, they sometimes forget about people sitting outside so we went in to order. There's also been confusion over wifi and where... More 

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Additional Information about The Courtyard

Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
Phone Number: 01799 522892
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Tea Room

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2-3 Rose & Crown Walk, Saffron Walden CB10 1JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Saffron Walden
  • Phone Number: 01799 522892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Cafe, Tea Room

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?